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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 213507
Last updated: 24 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 23
Owner/operator:Burdekin Valley Aero Club
Registration: VH-SUN
MSN: M-180
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Ayr Airport (YAYR), Ayr, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:YAYR
Destination airport:YAYR
Investigating agency: BASI
After landing the pilot turned off the runway onto the taxiway leading to the apron. He then decided to refuel the aircraft and elected to taxi directly to the refuelling shed. As the aircraft left the movement area the nose wheel dropped into a drain, leading to a pipe culvert, which was on the very edge of the movement area and was difficult to see even at close range.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BASI
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


Photo of VH-SUN courtesy

Adelaide - Parafield (YPPF)
April 1977; (c) David Carter

Revision history:

19-Jul-2018 22:37 Pineapple Added
29-Jul-2019 22:13 BEAVERSPOTTER Updated [Cn]

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